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  • Keep the Changeby Steve Dublanica

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 8.99

    In the irreverent spirit of A.J. Jacobs and Michael Moore, Keep the Change by Steve Dublanica is a pavement-pounding exploration of tipping, a huge but neglected part of the American economy?the hilarious and eye-opening follow-up to his smash-hit New York Times bestseller Waiter Rant . Subtitled ?A Clueless Tipper?s Quest to Become the Guru... more...

  • Poland - Culture Smart!by Greg Allen

    Kuperard 2015; US$ 9.95

    The changes in Polish life, culture, economics, and development have been remarkable. And the pace of change shows little sign of abating. Through twenty-five years of post-Communist transformation and ten years as a member of the European Union, some Polish cities, like Warsaw, Kraków, Pozna?, and Wroc?aw, have experienced an economic renaissance... more...

  • Argentina - Culture Smart!by Robert Hamwee

    Kuperard 2015; US$ 9.95

    The second-largest country in South America, Argentina has been through great changes in recent years. Its journey from dictatorship to democracy has left many scars, but these are largely eclipsed by the pride and resilience of the Argentinian people, who have developed a style, a language, and a joie de vivre that are all their own. The political... more...

  • The Onion Presents: Christmas Exposedby The Onion Staff

    Quirk Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    Christmas wouldn?t be Christmas without impulse-priced holiday gift books?and now The Onion has unleashed its award-winning team of investigative journalists upon the genre. Christmas Exposed features more than one hundred shocking tales of Secret Santas, shopping mall mayhem, dysfunctional family dinners, and much, much more. From the Trade... more...

  • The Hogmanay Companionby Hugh Douglas; Keith Horrox

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through the more recent developments in the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the millennium. There are many surprises in store for the unwary... more...

  • Egyptian Customs And Festivalsby Samia Abdennour

    The American University in Cairo Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do Copts Egyptian Christians celebrate Easter? What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home? What do you say when an Egyptian colleague sneezes? Exactly what do Egyptians do with a mortar and pestle, a sieve, and a bag of nuts seven days after the birth of a baby?... more...

  • Dimersions of Japanese Societyby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality... more...

  • The Crofter and the Lairdby John McPhee; James Graves

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    This is the account of the author's return with his wife and four daughters to the land of his ancestors, the tiny Scottish island of Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland. This engaging volume gives us a lens clear view of island life and the people on it. more...

  • The English Yearby Steve Roud

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.98

    This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of English life. From national celebrations such as New Year?s Eve to regional customs such as the Padstow Hobby Horse procession, cheese rolling in Gloucestershire and Easter Monday bottle kicking in Leeds, it explains how they originated, what they mean... more...

  • Insatiableby Jason Fagone

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.78

    Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Eric 'Badlands' Booker, Timothy 'Eater X' Janus - just a few of the stars of one of America's fastest growing sports: competitive eating. In a country in which a third of the population... more...